22 EASY Apple Crafts and Activities (2024)

Looking for some apple crafts for kids?

I have 22 fun and easy apple crafts that your kids will LOVE! These are fun, easy and perfect to do in the classroom or right at home.

Let’s get started with some apple crafts!


#1: Apple Printing

Using apples is perfect for a fall craft for kids!

The kids get to learn about patterns, use a different method to paint, and use googly eyes! Yes, the googly eyes are the best part :).

apple stamping

 How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

easel paper

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B. Set-up

Cut the apples in half for the kids to use. Make sure it’s smooth so the stamps turn out good on paper.

C. Activity

Start by creating a pattern on the paper. The kids should continue the pattern by dipping the apple in the paint. In the end, let the kids add googly eyes to each of the apples! They can glue them on, or if the paint is wet, they can stick them on the paint!


#2: Handprint Apples

For every article that I write, I have to include a handprint craft. It’s just a must.

This apple craft for kids is adorable and will make the perfect keepsake!

apple handprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • marker

B. Set-up

Paint your little one’s hand either red, green, or yellow!

C. Activity

Have the kids place their hands down on a white sheet of white cardstock paper. Make sure to press their entire hand down on the paper.

We are showing this craft in three different ways. You can do this as a back-to-school craft, letter a apple craft, or a card to give to someone special.

Anyway, that you choose to do this apple craft is adorable and super easy.


#3: Ripped Paper Apple Craft

Ripped paper crafts are fun and easy for kids. This is a great apple craft for preschoolers and toddlers!

This is also a wonderful fine motor craft for kids. They will LOVE ripping the paper up into pieces.

ripped apple paper craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • white cardstock paper
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • FREE apple printable

Click HERE for your FREE Ripped Apple Craft

B. Set-up

Print off my FREE apple printable and grab your supplies.

C. Activity

Have the kids rip pieces of construction paper into small or big pieces!

They can choose between red, green, and yellow paper. Once they rip a piece, they can glue it onto the page, or they can rip them all at once and then glue them on.

They can color in the stem and leaf, or they can use constriction paper and rip those pieces to create them as well!


#4: Cotton Ball Apple Tree Craft

We love testing out different methods of painting. The kids enjoy using a variety of materials.

For this fall craft, we used cotton balls to create an apple tree! I love the prints that the cotton balls left; it makes it look like a real tree!

Cotton Ball Apple Tree Painting

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • construction paper
  • washable paint
  • cotton balls
  • clothespins
  • scissors
  • glue stick
washable paint

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B. Set-up

Draw and cut out the trunk of your tree and paste it onto the paper.

C. Activity

Attach a clothespin to a cotton ball and have the kids dip it into green paint.

They will make prints all around the trunk to look like a tree. This is a simple craft for toddlers to try out.

Then, have the kids use their fingers to create apples for the tree. They will dip their finger in red paint and make apples all throughout the tree.

They can even make some at the bottom of the page for apples that fall off the tree.


#5: Toilet Paper Roll Apples

I love making toilet paper roll crafts! It’s amazing what a simple toilet paper roll can turn into.

This apple craft is perfect for kids. They will love using some different materials to create an apple.

toilet paper roll apple craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • toilet paper rolls
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • black beans
  • hot glue
  • cupcake liners
  • cardstock paper

B. Set-up

Paint a toilet paper roll white and wait for it to dry!

Since we are using acrylic paint, it takes about 20 minutes to completely dry.

C. Activity

Once the apple core is dry, you can glue on some black beans to the center of the tube. We used hot glue to do this part of the craft.

Then, add on two cupcake liners at the top of the toilet paper roll and at the bottom. The kids can use regular school glue to do this part.

Lastly, the kids ran outside and grabbed 3 small sticks. We hot glued those to the back of the cupcake liner for the stem of the apple. Add on a green leaf made from cardstock paper to finish the apple craft.


#6: Apple Tree Handprint Craft

Make this adorable apple craft as a keepsake for the fall season!

I love that this craft includes your child’s handprint and fingerprints. It’s adorable and easy to make.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • construction paper
  • green and red paint
  • scissors
  • glue stick

B. Set-up

Trace your child’s hand and just a little bit of their arm for the tree trunk.

Cut it out and paste it to card stock paper.

C. Activity

Then, paint your child’s hand green and make several prints around the tree trunk with their hand.

Wash their hand off, then get ready for the fingerprints!

They will dip their finger in red paint and make apples all around the tree. We even added some at the bottom for the apples that fell off the tree.

RELATED: Fall Crafts


#7: Paper Plate Apple Craft

Looking for an easy apple craft for kids? This apple craft is perfect for working on those fine motor skills.

This apple craft is good for all ages but especially toddlers and preschoolers.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Have the kids start ripping pieces of red construction paper.

C. Activity

They will use a glue stick to attach the red pieces of construction paper onto the plate.

Try to fill up as much space on the plate as possible!

Then, cut out a square of brown construction paper for the stem and a leaf shape out of green paper.

Paste these to the back of the plate. This is such a simple apple craft!

RELATED: Paper Plate Crafts


#8: Pinecone Apples

Using nature to create crafts is so much fun. This pinecone apple craft was a blast to make with the kids.

They loved painting the pinecones. It was something fun and different!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • pinecones
  • acrylic paint
  • brown and green cardstock paper
  • glue

B. Set-up

Paint the pinecones red, green, or yellow! I suggest using acrylic paint because it will show up the best on the pinecones.

C. Activity

Create a stem and leaf out of cardstock paper and add a little glue to the bottom of each.

Then, attach it to the top of the pinecones! What a cute and different apple craft.

RELATED: Nature Crafts


#9: Stuffed Bag Apple Craft

Stuffed bag crafts take me back to when I was a kid. They are simple, fun, and turn out adorable.

This apple craft is perfect for keeping up in your house or classroom. It’s the cutest homemade decor!

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper bags
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • twine
  • green cardstock
  • glue
  • newspaper

B. Set-up

Paint your paper bags in whatever color you would like! We made red, green, and yellow apples.

You have to wait for this to dry for the next part. You also have to paint the front and both sides. I suggest opening the bag while painting!

C. Activity

Once the bag is dry, the kids will crumple up the newspaper and stuff it inside the bag. You just need a few pieces

Then, scrunch the top up to create the stem. Tie a piece of twine or yarn at the top.

You can also add the newspaper in first, tie the top and then paint. Either way is fine. That way, you can also just paint the bottom and leave the brown stem (I thought of this after). Either way is cute!

Create a leaf shape out of green cardstock paper and glue it to the back of the bag.

RELATED: Halloween Crafts


#10: Apple Tree Alphabet Matching

This is an adorable learning apple craft for toddlers and preschoolers!

Practice the letters of the alphabet with this fun matching apple tree activity.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock/construction paper
  • glue stick
  • Sharpie
  • dot stickers
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Create an apple tree by making a rectangle out of brown paper and a big cloud shape on green paper for the top of the tree.

Paste these pieces to a piece of white paper.

C. Activity

Write the letters of the alphabet on dot stickers. You can use red, green, and yellow dot stickers for the apples!

We focused on uppercase letters, but you can do lowercase or even have a mix of both.

Write the letters on the tree using a Sharpie marker.

Have the kids match up the dot stickers on the correct letter. They should identify each letter as they go along.

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers


#11: Paper Loop Apple Tree

Paper loop crafts are fun and easy for kids to do. It helps them work on cutting, gluing, and fine motor skills!

This apple craft is cute and simple for kids to do on a fall day.

paper loop apple tree craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • cardstock paper
  • glue stick
  • glue
  • tissue paper squares

B. Set-up

Create a trunk out of brown constriction paper and paste it down onto white cardstock paper. Then, cut strips of green paper for the loops of the trees.

C. Activity

The kids will grab each side of the paper strip and bring them together to make a loop. They will paste the ends together, then use school glue to them down above the trunk.

Once they get a shape like a tree, they can scrunch up tissue paper squares and glue them onto the tops of the loops for the apples.

This is a fun and simple apple craft for kids!


#12: Parts of an Apple Craft

What a great preschool learning apple craft activity! This will go along perfectly with an apple-themed unit.

This is a great way for kids to create and learn. Paper plate crafts are easy for kids to do too!

parts of an apple craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • paint/dot markers
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • FREE parts of an apple words

Click HERE for your FREE Parts of an apple craft printable

B. Set-up

Paint the outside of a paper plate red, green, or yellow! We used red dot markers for this activity, but you can use paint as well or even ripped paper.

C. Activity

While the kids are waiting for the outside to dry, they will cut out the parts of the apple words. You can also create the stem, leaf, and flesh of the apple out of construction/cardstock paper.

The kids will glue all the pieces in the correct spot.

Don’t want to create your own? Check out my FREE Apple learning packet

Click HERE to get your free Apple pack


#13: Apple Suncatchers

We love making suncatchers. They make really cute decorations around the house or classroom!

Plus, they are really pretty. This apple craft is simple for preschoolers and toddlers to do.

apple suncatcher craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • contact paper
  • tissue paper squares
  • scissors

B. Set-up

Create an apple shape out of cardstock paper. Cut it out and poke the center out using a pencil and scissors to cut.

You can write the kid’s name on the leaf if you are a classroom teacher this is a really cute back-to-school craft to hang up on the windows.

apple suncatcher craft

C. Activity

Cut a piece of contact paper and place the apple shape onto it. Then, cut off the extra pieces of contact paper.

Have the kids place tissue paper squares onto the contact paper. They can use one color or multiple tissue paper colors!

Then, cut another piece of contact paper and place it on the side with the tissue paper squares, so they stay on.

Hang these up on the window. These look so pretty in the light!


#14: Fingerprint Apple Resist 

I am such a sucker for fingerprint crafts. I love looking at the kid’s fingerprints in crafts. They are the best ones to keep!

This apple craft is perfect for the first day of school or fall time!

This post is in collaboration with Joann Fabrics

apple fingerprint craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Apple Template

B. Set-up

Add paint to a paint tray and grab your paper! We actually tape it down using masking tape, so it doesn’t move.

Lastly, print off my free apple template, cut the image out, and use masking tape to tape it in the center of the paper.

C. Activity

Have the kids dip their fingers in one color of paint and make prints all around the paper. They will repeat this step for each color!

Then, make the kids choose one color to create the apple! They will make fingerprints around the entire apple shape, so it shows up when the image is taken off.

They will make the stem and the leaf the right colors too.

Once they are done, you can peel off the apple shape to show what it looks like underneath! It’s so fun to see the shape revealed.

Lastly, you can add in your little one’s name and a little message if it’s their first day of school! What a sweet keepsake.


#15: All About Me Book

This isn’t an apple craft, but it goes along with the back to school theme, which I thought it was perfect for this article.

Plus, it’s a FREE and really awesome resource that the kids will LOVE to create!

all about me free booklet

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • markers
  • crayons
  • pencil
  • stapler
  • FREE All about me book

Click HERE for your FREE All About Me Book

B. Set-up

Print off the pages! Don’t staple them together first; it’s easier to do that at the end!

Here’s what is included in the free book!

C. Activity

Have the kids fill out the sheets about them! They will draw, color, and practice writing skills. It’s a great way for kids to write about themselves and for teachers to get to know their students.


#16: Apple Tree Name Craft

This simple name craft is perfect for a fall craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

It’s an adorable way to practice name-building skills!

Apple tree name craft

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • marker

B. Set-up

Draw the pieces for your tree and the apples out of construction paper. You can cut these pieces out or if your child is old enough, they can cut the pieces out.

C. Activity

The kids can write the letters of their name on the apples or you can do this part if you are working on this skill but your child is too young.

They should paste the pieces of the tree on a white piece of paper first. Then, they will glue the apples on the tree to build their name!

This is a simple craft and a fun way to get some learning skills in!


#17: Fine Motor Apple Crafts

Threading is a great fine motor activity for kids. It helps develop the muscles in their fingers to help them do daily important activities like tying shoes or buttoning shirts.

Make these cute apples for a fall craft and learning activity.

apple bead crafts

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

pony beads

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B. Set-up

Starting stringing colored beads onto a pipe cleaner. The kids should work on color-matching skills for this activity!

C. Activity

After they get about half of the beads on the pipe cleaners, you can start bending the pipe cleaners to make an apple shape. You just bend the bottom a little bit and bring the sides up.

Add some more beads to complete the apple, then twist the pipe cleaner closed.

For the stem, cut a brown pipe cleaner and twist it around the top of the apple. Lastly, cut a green pipe cleaner, bend it, and attach it to the stem.


#18: Apple Number Puzzles

This apple seed activity is a fun math craft for fall!

I love hands-on learning activities like this! It’s a great way to work on number recognition and counting skills.

apple seed activity

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • black beans
  • glue
  • box cutter
  • marker

B. Set-up

Draw some apple shapes on cardboard, cut them out using a box cutter, and paint them red, green, and yellow.

After they dry, use a box cutter to cut each apple in the middle.

C. Activity

Write a number on one side of the apple. Have the kids identify that number, then glue the number of black beans on the other side.

Then, mix up the pieces and see if they can match up the number with the correct amount of black beans!


#19: Apple Sensory Bag

Sensory bags are amazing! They are full of learning opportunities, and they are MESS free!

This apple craft and activity works on fine motor skills, counting, and number recognition! It’s a must-try activity.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • plastic gallon ziplock bag
  • cotton ball
  • rubbing alcohol (to remove the label)
  • hair gel
  • water
  • poms
  • Sharpies

B. Set-up

To remove the label of the plastic bag, use a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol! Rub the label off and wipe it clean.

Then, use Sharpies to draw apple trees onto the bag. Write a number in each tree.

C. Activity

Dump a bottle of cheap hair gel into the bag. Add 1/3 cup of water in and some red, green, or yellow poms.

Have the kids use their fingers to scoot the correct amount of apples onto each tree!


#20: Letter A Apple Craft

Here’s another fun way to use apple prints to learn! Creating letter collages is a great way for kids to learn the letters of the alphabet.

For the letter A, we did apple printing!

letter a collage

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

art tray

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B. Set-up

Cut an apple in half using a knife (make sure you are the one doing this part). Make sure both sides of the apple are smooth. Lastly, print and cut out the letters and paste them to cardstock paper.

3. Activity

Let your little one dip the apples into the washable paint on an art tray. They will make prints with the apples on the letter A.


#21: School Color by Code

This color-by-code apple and school supply craft is a fun way for kids to work on numbers!

My son loves the color-by-code printables SO much! They are by far his favorite learning activity.

school color by code

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • Color by Code sheets
  • crayons
  • markers

Grab your school color by code here

B. Set-up

Print off the sheets that you want to use!

C. Activity

Make sure your child understands how to read the key at the top of the page. Then, they will color each number in the picture based on what the key says.

These are my kid’s favorite out of all the printables I create. They love revealing the picture at the end!


#22: Apple Lifecycle Craft

I have two fun apple crafts that help kids learn about the lifecycle of an apple.

These are free printables that you can use in the classroom or at home.

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • crayons
  • markers
  • stapler
Click HERE for your FREE Lifecycle of an Apple printable pack

B. Set-up

Print off the pages you want the kids to work on.

C. Activity

The kids will complete an apple craft that works on the lifecycle of an apple. They will cut out the pieces and place them in the correct spot of the lifecycle of an apple.

Then, there is a book they can color and cut out. Once they color and read all the pages, they can staple the book together in order!


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Apple crafts are so much fun to do with the kids! It’s actually my favorite time of year to craft. The themes for fall are my favorite.

I hope you can find some apple crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

Happy Crafting!

Deena

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